Owned by our proprietor, Steve Wild for over 20 years, Steve was donated this wonderful and now very rare 1961 Hofner V3 by a member of his family, and since 1997 it had remained in its original case, untouched until December of 2017 when it was decided that it really ought to see the light and also to find it a new owner.

The guitar has been lightly recomissioned, and by that we mean that it has been sympathetically cleaned, all electrics thoroughly cleaned and checked and a full set up carried out.

There are NO unsightly paint 'touch-ins' to the body, neck or headstock. So it is 100% honest, displaying a few small chips here and there but nothing else other than a wonderfully 'checked' cellulose paint finish. The finish presents beautifully and still retains a deep shine all over.

The only new components fitted as an aside to this completely original guitar was a new old stock volume control and a new signal/earth wire from the jack socket as the original had become brittle.

This guitar has a vibrato unit which sadly is missing the correct tremolo arm but we do have a metric threaded modern arm that works in order for it to be used.

The Selmer 'Crocodile' Skin case is correct and presents well although has seen some repairs in the past. 

Playability is great when one considers its age. Pickups and electrics all function as they should including the rather illogical switching system that was fitted from the factory!

All in all a great classic early 60's guitar, highly collectable and an unrepeatable find, especially in this condition. 

Well worth a look!


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Hofner V3 1961 Sunburst - Amazing Condition!

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  • £995.00

  • Ex Tax: £829.17